Amalie's Convenient, Downtown Location Just Steps Away from Top Tampa Landmarks



If you are in town attending an event at Amalie Arena, you will be happy to know that you will be in the thick of everything Tampa has to offer. There is so much to see and do within walking distance, it will keep you busy for days. To help you make the most of your visit, 10 Best has compiled a list of the top attractions located within walking distance of Amalie Arena.

Just across the road to the south of the Forum you can hook up with Tampa's beautiful Riverwalk. This two mile promenade provides a wonderful introduction to the scenic waterways of the downtown area. The pathway also serves to connect many of the attractions on this list from the Tampa Museum of Art at one end to the Florida Aquarium at the other. Along the way there are also plenty of spots to rest, eat, drink, and shop.

Across the river, housed in what is now the University of Tampa, and crowned by Tampa's iconic minarets, is the H. B. Plant Museum. A celebration of the vision and the reality of Tampa's first and most opulent gilded age hotel. Designed to convince tourists of the day to ride his railway, the hotel was built by railway magnate Henry Plant to impress the wealthy in their search for the best vacation spot.




Built in 1891 by railroad magnate Henry B. Plant, this history museum is located in what was originally the Tampa Bay Hotel, an extravagant resort that drew such guests as Teddy Roosevelt and Babe Ruth. Now home to the University of Tampa,...  Read More




Tampa Bay Water Bikes is located on the public docks adjacent to the Convention Center and Sail Pavilion in downtown Tampa. The perfect sightseeing option to get a water view of the city's iconic landmarks, water biking is easy and fun. Also...  Read More


Tampa Theatre


The Tampa Theatre is one of the country's best preserved examples of the elaborate "movie palaces" popular in the early 1900s. Outside, the Theatre is fairly non-descript save for the huge vintage red neon sign. But inside, visitors are...  Read More




A highlight of the Tampa art scene, this beloved gallery is one of only a few museums in the US dedicated solely to photography. Promoting photographic art as central to our culture, the museum exhibits both historic and contemporary...  Read More




The Tampa Museum of Art is a boldly designed riverfront museum housing six temporary exhibits and an extensive permanent collection of Greek and Roman antiquities and 20th-century sculpture. After browsing the galleries, visitors can wander...  Read More


Tampa Bay History Center
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The Tampa Bay History Center, a 60,000-square-foot waterfront museum, presents 12,000 years of Tampa Bay history through innovative, interactive exhibits that engage visitors of all ages. Visitors can explore a vast array of Seminole artifacts,...  Read More




eBoats is an electric boat rental company that operates out of a kiosk on the docks in front of the Tampa Convention Center and Sail Pavilion. These 21-foot, electric boats are quiet, eco-friendly, come with a sun cover, and only go about 6 mph....  Read More




Conveniently located close to downtown in Channelside, the American Victory Ship is one of Tampa's hidden gems. One of only four WWII ships that are fully-functioning, the Ship is a memorial to the dedicated men and women of the American...  Read More


Florida Aquarium


One of the best aquariums in the southeast, this amazing attraction truly explores sea life by featuring more than 20,000 plants and animals in fresh and saltwater environments. Exhibits document the movement of water from wetlands to ocean and...  Read More


Tampa Riverwalk
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The Tampa Riverwalk is a scenic exploration of the downtown riverfront. A good place to start is the Straz Center for Performing Arts, however, you can join the walk from anywhere along the route (see their website for a map). The Riverwalk...  Read More


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Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye has lived in Tampa for over 16 years and spends much of her time exploring the region and discovering its hidden treasures. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no cold, no...  More About Skye

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